Snake Eater (1989)

R  |   |  Action  |  31 March 1989 (Canada)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack 'Soldier' Kelly
Josie Bell ...
The Kid
Robert Scott ...
Cheryl Jeans ...
Larry Csonka ...
Mowava Pryor ...
Bob Piedalve ...
Jackie Lesage ...
Matthew Mabe ...
Barry Minshull ...
Slim (as Barry Minshell)
Carl Cook ...
Sandra Brown ...


The Snake Eaters are an elite division of the Marines especially trained for search and destroy missions. This actioner chronicles the exploits of one of them who has become a cop. Known as a tough loner, he returns to find the band of backwoods bad-guys who killed his parents and abducted his sister. Written by Ørnås

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To him, America is just another jungle. See more »




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Release Date:

31 March 1989 (Canada)  »

Also Known As:

Az exkommandós  »

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$1,200,000 (estimated)

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Did You Know?


In the beginning of the movie "Soldier" goes to make an undercover drug buy from "Chloe." They each take off their clothes to show that they aren't wired. Bad guys come in with guns and miraculously "Soldier" has his pants and boots back on. Seconds after that "Chloe" is fully dressed. See more »


Jack Kelly 'Soldier': What? You think I'm gonna hide a wire in my underwear?
Chloe: Honey, it looks like you've got the whole radio station in there.
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Referenced in Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (2004) See more »


Written by John Massari & Brian Wild
Performed by Brian Wild
© Cinemars XVIII and Company, Limited Partnership
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Truly Bad, Truly Fun
22 October 2005 | by (L.A. CA) – See all my reviews

As an action film that one would pay to see in the theatres, yikes!!! This movie is incompetent on almost every level - BUT....for those of us who enjoy cheesy bad movies - this one is a winner. REAL bad acting, there is a guy who plays the "funny" sidekick cop to Larry Csonka, legendary Miami Dolphins running back, no less. And this guy's performance is so bad, so over the top, he makes the Dead End Kids look subtle. Lamas (who I'm sure is gorgeous to the gals) is one of the most "dead-eyed" actors I've ever seen. It is a simple revenge flick - where Lamas' parents are killed by crazed rednecks (plus they kidnap his sister - who gives a truly awful, amateurish performance). The dangerous psycho hillbillies have to be seen to be believed - talk about scenery chewing. Sheesh. Any film that has hillbillies torture people by putting them in big fluffy sleeping bags and hanging them from a tree - well, how can you not watch??

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